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Cool and Interesting Websites

A MegaCollection

Websites that host free games can be found in the Find More section in Freeware. ★ marks sites I can personally recommend. Please let me know of anything else I could add in the comments at the bottom.

Databases and Collections

The Internet Archive The archive for the web and home of the Wayback Machine. Try this stumbler. Alternative web archiver.
You're The Man Now Dog The cause of many old memes. Whole bunch of sites in a similar style and the ability to make your own.
The Cutting Room Floor Unused videogame content wiki.
Hidden Palace Community that preserves videogame development media.
The Fighting Game Glossary ★ Glossary of fighting game terms.
Nestflix ★ Shows within shows.
Title Scream ★ Gallery of title screens from 8 and 16 bit games.
Archiverse Miiverse Archive.
Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute A whole host of aesthetic styles.
Fonts In Use Database of fonts and where they're used.
INT 10th Old PC fonts.
Velvetyne Type Foundry Open-source fonts. Cool design. Archive of old text files.
The Chess Variant Pages Variants, versions, and alternate takes on chess.
Nuzlocke List of Pokémon Nuzlocke challenges. For info on Nuzlocke, see this explainer by the guy who originated it.
GUI Gallery Pictures of various Graphical User Interfaces
Kaomoji Japanese emoticons.
Three Hundred Mechanics Gameplay concepts. Everything you need for speedrunning, from leaderboards to resources.
TASVideos Tool Assissted Speedrun videos and community. Also
Mobile Phone Museum Charity with sortable gallery of old phones.
BBS Guide Telnet BBS Guide Searchable indexes of BBSes.
Amiga Graphics Archive Art made on the Commodore Amiga.
Console Variations All versions of consoles.
Steve's Old Computer Museum Vintage computers. The Video Game Atlas Screenshots of videogame maps.
FailScout Product reliability, crowdsourced. Index of how long do things last and how to fix them.
VGMdb Complete videogame OST database. Also includes where to buy
Speed Demos Archive Speedrun videos.
The Unsent Project Unsent texts to first loves.
Awesome Github-hosted lists on a lot of stuff.
Steam 250 ★ Steam discovery website.
Game Detectives Wiki Wiki of ARGs. Tapes of all designs.
Flipnote Archive ★ What the title says. Old Flipnotes from the Hatena days, archived.
My Famicase Exhibition ★ Yearly expo of fictional Famicom game carts by Japanese game store Meteor. Site in Japanese. Chat room quotes
PostSecret Post Secret Voicemail Anonymous secrets. Not affiliated with each other. Crowdsourced content warnings.
WhoSampled Samples, covers, and remixes database.
Sixteen Colors ASCII art.
Fanlore Fandom history wiki.
Let's Play Archive Forum-based Let's Plays. Try out the story of Boatmurdered ★.
Glitch Gallery Beautiful software bugs.
Port Forward Guides to forwarding your ports per router.
Arty Widget Art made with code.
Driftory Comics viewer and creator based on Scott McCloud's Infinite Canvas Internet Protocol Television URLs.
Everything2 Linked writing of all types.
Interface In Game Game UI Database Video game UIs.
asciicinema Videos of terminal sessions in a special player. Also the program you can use to record your own.
Video Game Preservation Github archive of commercial videogame source code.
Fold 'N Fly Instructions for all types of paper airplanes.
The Toaster Games Database Games that work on low-spec hardware. Hosted on Neocities.
MICROTRANSACTION.ZONE Games tagged with their monetization tactics.
FEMICOM Museum Preservation and archival of girls games and electronic toys. Features a large collection dedicated to the Casio Loopy.
The Old Robots Web Site Pictures and videos of old robots.
Genders.WTF ★ Bizarre gender fields. Some of them even recreated on the site.
The Shills List Recommended web fiction and fanfiction. Useful CLI commands. Official demoscene website. Currently being rebuilt, has links to other sites.
FindThatMeme Millions of memes, searchable by text in the image or by similar images.
Dumbphone Finder Where to buy dumbphones.
Mii Library Every officially used Mii ripped from the sources, with QR codes.
The Video Game Library Videogame books.
SNES Manual Archive A complete collection of English language SNES manuals.
Lospec Pixel art (and more) resources and tools.
KrazyDad Printable puzzles.
Museum of the Game Game systems, coin-ops, and flyers.
Internet Pinball Machine Database Encyclopedic record of pinball machines, with a detailed advanced search function.
RetroGamer's Code-Wheels Collection Interactive code wheels for older games.
BBS Xchange Banner exchange for BBSes and BBS sites.
The Minecraft Archive Project Project to save Minecraft worlds and mods.
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM Old computers, consoles, and software. GeoCities archive.
Unauthorizon Console clones and bootlegs.
StratDB Techniques and exploits for videogames.
DoesItPlay How palyable games are without an internet connection.
The Cover Project Gallery of covers and manuals, including custom covers.
The Arcade Flyer Archive Arcade and pinball flyers.
Hall Of Light "The database of Amiga games."
Library of Babel An actual, indexable Library of Babel.
Internet Checkpoint Archival of the comments on the original videos by taia777.
PalmDB Apps, emulators, and BIOS ROMs for the Palm OS.
You Say Potato - I Say Fuck You Anthropomorphic objects.
The Interface Drama Master List Games that tell stories through user interfaces.
Engines Database All sorts of game engines and fantasy consoles.

Also see: some of the fansites

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Homestar Runner ★ The iconic web series.
After The Tone Random answering machine messages.
John Doe ★ Site made with only one HTML page. Hosted on Neocities.
CSS Zen Garden Style Stage CSS showcases.
A Single Div CSS drawing showcase.
Sokpop Game collective that makes a game every month.
Dynamic Designs Old translation group.
Surfcity Background TV for the web.
Low-text Magazine Solar powered website.
Aesthetic Compasses ★ 80s/90s Explanation 2000s Explanation Good Twitter threads on an intresting subject.
CatCam Live feed of cats as images updating every minute.
Cyberspace and Time Website that functions like an OS.
Windows93 ★ Quirky web OS.
Infinite Mac Old Macs in the browser.
Toki Pona Conlang with less than 200 words.
Ithkuil Extremely complex conlang.
Dopefish ★ Official site of the Commander Keen enemy/reference.
Center for the Study of the Public Domain Duke Law School site about the public domain.
ichi Vistaserv Neocities alternatives.
Video Game Obsession Good-looking site.
SpeedRunsLive Tools to manage speedrun races.
Super Pixel Quest ★ Single-page webcomic.
Wolfman Museum Online museum dedicated to art and multimedia, navigated like a first-person adventure game. ★ Cool stuff.
MSCHF ★ Online stunts. Funky web things.
New Session Zine hosted with telnet.
what3words ★ The entire world divided into named grids.
Deleted City Geocities visualized as a town.
The SCP Foundation Famous collaborative horror fiction wiki.
The Wanderer's Library Collaborative fiction project. Sister site to the SCP Wiki.
Orion's Arm Collaborative science fiction writing project.
Run your own social ★ Guide to running a small social site.
This Website Will Self Destruct ...unless it gets a message every 24 hours.
the html review Poetry for the format of the internet.
Interactive 4D Handbook ★ Great way to learn how 4D space works. r/place on an infinite canvas. Command line internet OS. Also does music.
MeatballWiki "Community of active practitioners striving to teach each other how to organize people using online tools"
Teletext Viewer Simulate teletexts in the browser.
Living Worlds ★ Mark Ferrari pallette-cycling pixel art. (iOS/Android versions)
Skytopia Every page is designed different.
WebXP Windows XP-like thing.
Archipelago Multigame randomizer with multiplayer.
Apollo In Real Time Real time moon landing simulator, complete with a custom dashboard.
Authoritative Minesweeper Minesweeper strategy guides and downloads.
All Your Base Are Belong To Us ★ Dedication to the Zero Wing mistranslation.
Ship Your Enemies Glitter Prank gifts.
You Need Feeds RSS advocacy site with a bunch of starter pack OPML files. (Swatch Internet Time/.beat time) Elementary Time (tenpo ko) (Clock for the latter) (Alternate clock) Alternate timekeeping systems for the internet. The Hunger Games Simulator and many more.
Insecam Directory of unsecured surveillance cameras around the world.
Segmented type appreciation corner Create text on segmented type displays, in multiple variants.
tixy Creative coding.
Indie Game Jams Timeline of upcoming game jams. Game review website focused on dark patterns.
Llamasoft ★ Page of Jeff Minter's games.
Practical Typography Web book.
TRaSH Guides Easy to understand guides for Sonarr/Radarr and related stuff.
Streetpass ★ Browser extension for finding Mastodon users.
Crowd Control Twitch tool that lets vievers control the games a little.
asciiweb Create HTML websites out of ascii art.
Break Into Chat Wiki about BBS door games.
Free-Penguin Project Free sewing patterns to create Tux plushes and toys.
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Blogs and Newsletters

Legends of Localization ★ All about video game translation.
50 Years of Text Games ★ Newsletter about text games and interactive fiction. Completed.
Garbage Day ★ Newsletter about the internet.
Read Only Memo ★ The latest news from the world of emulation.
Tedium Blog about very specific topics.
30pin ★ Online magazine about consumer technology. Currently inactive.
The Obscuritory ★ Lesser-known games.
Bad Game Hall of Fame ★ Sincere examinations of bad games.
Critical Distance ★ Curated videogame articles.
The History Of The Web Every entry adds to a timeline.
Handheld Underground Bootleg games and rom dumps of them.
Lunatic Obscurity Obscure videogames.
Gaming Hell Long-running old games website.
Before Mario ★ Nintendo before they were a videogames company.
McMansionHell Architectural education by taking down shitty houses.
Dracula Daily Bram Stoker's Dracula, emailed to you in real time.
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Tools and Resources

Zonelets ( Blogging engine that works with Neocities (or other sites).
Piperka ★ Webcomic tracking and bookmarking.
Teksti The above for web fiction.
LaTlmes Fake news link to rickroll generator.
The Death Generator Make videogame screens say anything you want. Create your own Ace Attorney objection and courtroom scenes.
JSKidPix Kid Pix but online. Alternative search engine that works differently from others, summarizes results.
NeoCities "Site to User-Profile" Tool ★ Bookmarklet to jump to profiles.
Learn X in Y minutes Programming language tours. A lot of tools.
Can You Run It ★ Automatically check system requirements for games.
RSS Box RSS feed generator for websites via API.
Redditle Reddit-only search.
Flipnote Player Play Flipnote files.
AdBlock Tester Test your adblock. Favicon maker that uses the actual favicon to preview.
FrogFind Modern search engine for old computers.
Mermaid Elizabeth's MS Chat Resources Link Page Connect MS Comic Chat to a modern IRC chat server.
Alter Dark Customizable screensavers for the NES.
Earthbound Battle Background JS The Mother 2 battle backgrounds, rendered in JS.
Safety Sign Generator Create your own safety signs.
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Goofy Jokes When you mistype
Monkey Island Inflation The ending of The Secret Of Monkey Island, adjusted for inflation.
Zombocom ???
Crouton What the title says.
rotating sandwiches RamenHaus Good quality gifs.
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Nightwave Plaza ★ Vaporwave radio station.
Poolsuite Summer-themed radio station with Mac-style OS. Sells NFTs for extra features.
Rainwave Videogame music radio.
Jet Set Radio Live Multiple music stations, including other Sega games and similar styled music.
OverClocked ReMix Videogame remix community.
Webamp Github Winamp in the browser.
The Mod Archive KeyGenMusic Tracker and keygen music.
muki BitMidi MIDI archives
Chip Player JS MIDI player with visualizer.
Music Player for Reddit Turn Reddits into playlists
musicForProgramming(); ★ Cool UI. Command line style player. Lofi hip hop radio, other channels too.
Cirrus Radio Retro game music player with the ability to toggle sound channels.
UpBeat Radio Modern radio site and community.
8Beats Videogame music radio.
The Eternal Jukebox Make infinite versions of any song on Spotify. Also features The Autocanonizer, which plays songs against a changing, offset version of itself.
Every Noise at Once Listenable map of music generes. Interactive lessons on how to write sheet music.
KHInsider Video Game Music Videogame music downloads.
Sitting on Clouds Album downloads for games and animation.
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Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive Ultimate resource of its turbulent production.
Homestuck Music Wiki ★ Complete database of music from Homestuck and beyond, including fan tracks.
MSPaint Fan Adventures ★ Fan-made Homestuck-likes.
Homestar Runner Wiki ★ One of the most comprehensive fan wikis.
JJ2 Clan Ladder Lori Central Jazz Jackrabbit fansites.
KeenWiki Community Portal List of Commander Keen fansites. Dizzy fansite.
Chao Island ★ Chao fansite and information hub.
Bit Busters Club Chip's Challenge community fansite.
11 Via Verde Achewood companion site with archives of the comments and references to all the blog posts.
TWC Classics Weather Channel audio, video, and images. ★ Relive the chill title menus of all the Halo games.
Sidetalkin' Pictures of people sidetalking on the Nokia N-Gage. ★ N64 Disk Drive fan site with ROMs, hacks, and conversions to cartridge formats.
TempleOS ★ Religious operating system known for its infamous creator. See also: SCUM Games in Freeware.
Highway Frogs Frogger 1997 modding forum.
Four Job Fiesta Challenge run for Final Fantasy V.
TresCom Mods and more for Jurassic Park: Trespasser.
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Freenium Web Games

Non-freenium games are listed under the freeware list.

Fallen London ★ Story and text based MMO-like. (Subscription and microtransactions, energy system)
TETR.IO ★ Tetris. (Subscription)
Kingdom of Loathing Stick figure MMO. (Rewards from donations, energy system)
Board Game Online Obtuse, goofy board game thing. (Rewards from donations)
GeoGuesser Guess your Street View location. (Subscription)
Lostgamer Geoguesser for videogame worlds. (Subscription to remove ads)
AI Dungeon GPT-powered infinite text adventures. (Subscription and microtransactions)
New York Times Crosswards Includes other games too. (Subscription) Chess site. (Tiered subscription)
Neptune's Pride Blight of the Immortals Real-time social strategy games, competitive and cooperative respectively. (Subscription and microtransactions)
Minesweeper Online Self-explanatory. (Ads, subscription)
Little Golem Board Game Arena Board games online. (Subscription)
Colonist Catan clone. (Subscription and microtransactions)
Sokoban Online That old puzzle game. Complete with new mechanics and level editor. (Microtransactions and single purchases)
TagPro Capture The Flag without weapons. (Donations)
NationStates Nation roleplay and simulation. (Single purchases)
Improbable Island Bizarre and aincent text MMO. Hosts free banner ads for non corporations. (Donations)
PLAY-CS.COM Counter-Strike 1.6 in the browser. (Subscription)
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Retro Console Stuff

Hacks.Guide ★ CFW Guide ★ Wii Guide ★ pspunk CFW Guide ★ Hack your consoles.
GameBrew Open Shop Channel (Wii) Homebrew Store (PSP) Homebrew apps and games.
Sudomemo ★ Revival of the Flipnote Studio Hatena web service. Also lets you view them in the browser.
Kaeru Gallery ★ The above for Flipnote Studio 3D.
Kaeru Team Runs the above, as well as replacement servers for Miitomo and Pokemon Duel, as well as a proxy to Wiimmfi on DS.
Playnote Studio Flipnote player for the Playdate.
Playdate Community Wiki List of resources and games.
DSiPaint 3DSPaint Forums and apps for the DSi/3DS browsers.
RiiConnect24 ★ Revival of WiiConnect24 services. Subsites: RiiTag (Dynamic gamertags for Wii and Dolphin Emulator), Everybody Votes Results, Check Mii Out Miis and other Mii resources
WiiLink ★ Alternative to the above, focused on the Japanese exclusive channels. The Food Chanell can even order actual food!
Wiimmfi ★ Revival of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Online Wii and DS games, mostly used for Mario Kart Wii). Also has a friend code converter for region locked games.
DoujinSoft Store WarioWare D.I.Y. archive. Includes games, records, and comics. Includes an online viewer and player (even the games are playable!) and can send/receive games to/from WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase on a RiiConnect24-using Wii, or from savefiles.
WiiNet Enables a bunch of features if visited with the Wii Internet Channel, including games, chat, and YouTube.
rverse ★ Miiverse revival project.
Pretendo ★ Nintendo Network revival (Wii U and 3DS online services and games), including Juxtaposition, a Miiverse replacement.
Theme Plaza ★ Custom themes, splash screens, and badges for modded 3DSes.
Satella Zone ★ (Neocities profile) Nintendo Zone archival and revival.
3DS-RPC Add Discord Rich Presence to 3DS. Compatible with RiiTag (above).
Dreamcast Live Hub for online Dreamcast gaming.
Insignia Replacement for the online servers for the original Xbox.
Retrocomputing.Network XBAND Server Reimplementation of XBAND for old consoles.
240p Test Suite ( 240p-test-mini (GitHub) Application ROMs for testing video output of consoles and capture cards. Includes MDFourier, for comparing audio signatures.
DS-Homebrew Wiki Misc Sites
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Websites to find more websites.

r/InternetIsBeautiful Subreddit about cool sites and tools, usually single-purpose.
Stumbled Stumbleupon spiritual successor.
Websurfer Similar tool made by Sadness.
Daniel's Network Search engine and directory for old-web/web revival sites.
Curlie Largest human-edited directory of the Web.
Wilderness Land Islands with hidden links made in Google Slides.
Oldest Search Search ordered by the oldest results.
Marginalia Search Search engine for non-commercial pages.
Million Short Trim the top sites from the results.
Lindy Hacker News Best of old Hacker News articles.
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